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“Wow, are you ever a great programmer! You’re such a great programmer that we’re going to make you a manager!” A promotion! Calloo! Callay! Except…the truth of the matter is that being a good programmer doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be a good manager. You’re about to have a lot of new responsibilities thrown at you. Are you ready?
Thankfully for you managing is a skill which you can master just as you did programming. This session will introduce you to many of the skills and resources you’ll need to become a successful tech manager (and keep your team from wanting to string you up).
Some of the topics which we’ll cover:
Staff: Hiring, firing and development
Meetings: Love ‘em (or leave ‘em…which is a valid option)
Company politics: Are you backing the right horse? Are you even in the race?
GSD: How to Get Sh*t Done
Communication: The most important part of the job
The fun stuff: “So, will I still be able to program?”
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